Shriner's All-Star Classic June 16th, 2023 7pm Bentley University 175 Forest St, Waltham MA
Each year the MHSFCA in connection with the Aleppo Shriners of Massachusetts, co-sponsor an Eastern Massachusetts All-Star Football Game. For the past 35 years, graduating high school seniors from the North and South area high schools have played the Shriners All-Star Football Classic.
All proceeds from the game are donated to the Shriners Hospital in Boston. The association is proud to have donated over one million dollars to this worthy charity.
In order to participate in the game, a player must be nominated by his high school coach. Nomination forms are due in December.
The coaching staffs are selected at the December meeting of the MHSFCA Executive Board. Only head coaches are able to coach in the game and can only coach in it once every three years. The players from each squad are then selected by the coaching staffs in January. Players are asked to help raise money for the game and have 10 days to prepare for the game in June.
Jim Pugh serves as the association liason to the Aleppo Shriners Temple. Bob Bancroft is the liason to the South Squad and Al Costabile is the liaison to the North Squad.
Shriners is an international fraternity of approximately 500,000 members throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada and Panama. A network of 22 hospitals provides expert, no-cost orthopedic and burn care to children under 18. For 75 years, the Shrine has operated a network of specialized hospitals that treat children with orthopedic problems, burns and spinal cord injuries, up to their 18th birthday, free of charge.
The Shrine was founded in 1872 by a group of 13 men belonging to the Masonic Order. It was originally established to provide fun and fellowship for its members. But as the organization grew, its members decided to dedicate their efforts to helping others by establishing an official Shrine philanthropy — a network of specialized hospitals that have provided expert medical care to more than 700,000 children, free of charge.
If you know a child in need of help, Shriners Hospitals might be able to help, call at 1-800-237-5055.